Hard Steel

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Hard Steel
Directed by Norman Walker
Produced by James B. Sloan
Written by Roger Dataller (novel)
Lydia Hayward
Starring Wilfrid Lawson
Betty Stockfeld
John Stuart
George Carney
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography Claude Friese-Greene
Edited by Sam Simmonds
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
18 May 1942
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hard Steel is a 1942 British drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Betty Stockfeld and John Stuart. It was based on the novel Steel Saraband by Roger Dataller. The film was one of four made by G.H.W. Productions backed by the Rank Organisation.[1] The film follows the rise of an ambitious steel worker as he is appointed to run his local steel mill. He soon outrages the employees with his ruthless behaviour - and his negligence leads to the accidental death of one of the workers. As the Second World War breaks out he realises what he has become, and seeks a chance of redemption.



  1. ^ Murphy p.63


  • Murphy, Robert. Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48. Routledge, 1992.

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